Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China's economy
TOKYO — Asian shares fell Thursday after deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout on Wall Street.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.2 percent to 22,158.75 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 0.6 percent to 27,155.66. The Shanghai Composite index sank 0.9 percent to 2,699.60. South Korea’s Kospi reopened from a holiday and tumbled 1.0 percent to 2,236.89. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,323.20. Shares fell in Taiwan and Southeast Asia.
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